- The oil tanker Prestige, sinking off the coast of Spain (Photo: European Commission)
The name of an oil tanker that sank, damaging the Spanish coast, in 2002. This followed the sinking of the oil tanker "Erika" in 1999.
In the EU Parliament, more than a quarter of the members called for a special committee of inquiry. The demand was refused by the majority in the Conference of Presidents, which instead proposed a temporary working group.